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Twitter lifted its ban on COVID misinformation—research shows this is a grave risk to public health

Twitter's decision to no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy, quietly posted on the site's rules page and listed as effective Nov. 23, 2022, has researchers and experts in public health seriously concerned about the possible repercussio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 5th, 2022

Study shows that eggshells of large, flightless birds evolved along different tracks

Molecular analysis of the eggshell structure of large flightless birds such as ostriches and emus provides new insights into how they evolved......»»

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More than half of cocoa from the world"s largest producer cannot be traced to its origin

Published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, a new study investigates the transparency and traceability of cocoa supply chains in Côte d'Ivoire, the world's largest cocoa producer. The results show that less than 45% of cocoa from.....»»

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Researchers uncover key mechanisms for sustainable ammonia production

A University of Central Florida research team with collaborators at Virginia Tech has published critical findings about the electrochemical synthesis of ammonia, advancing sustainable fertilizer research and thus aiding global food safety efforts......»»

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Understanding Australia"s Black Summer through research

Science is shaping how Australia can better prepare for devastating bushfire seasons with the release of comprehensive research based on the major issues of the 2019–20 Black Summer fire season......»»

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Far-off storms fuel dangerous "sneaker" waves along Pacific Northwest coast, new research suggests

On Jan. 16, 2016, beachgoers up and down the Washington, Oregon and northern California coasts were surprised by multiple "sneaker" waves that inundated beaches, caused injuries and swamped a vehicle......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Almost all of Africa"s maize crop is at risk from devastating fall armyworm pest, study reveals

Almost all of Africa's maize crop is at risk from the devastating fall armyworm pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) according to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Insect Science......»»

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Storing carbon dioxide underground may be a safe solution to mitigate climate change, according to new study

A study led by the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) and the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA CSIC-UIB), both belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has shown that injecting billi.....»»

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Elucidation of electrolyte decomposition behavior in all-solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries

A research group of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology—consisting of Hirotada Gamo, a doctoral course student; Kazuhiro Hikima, assistant professor; and Atsunori Matsuda, profes.....»»

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Researchers uncover the diversity of viroids and viroid-like agents

A team of researchers from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and collaborating academic research institutions have developed a computational pipeline to identify and better understand viroids and viroid-like covalently closed circular RNAs (cccR.....»»

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US still has the worst, most expensive health care of any high-income country

US health care has lagged peers for years, and the pandemic made things worse. Enlarge / A woman watches white flags on the National Mall on September 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. Over 660,000 white flags were installed here to h.....»»

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ChatGPT creator rolls out "imperfect" tool to help teachers spot potential cheating

Two months after OpenAI unnerved some educators with the public release of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that can help students and professionals generate shockingly convincing essays, the company is unveiling a new tool to help teachers adapt......»»

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Do mass shootings cause more mass shootings? Research is divided

Two mass shootings in California last week that killed dozens of people in public spaces, as well as a third attack days earlier that killed six family members in their home, have again raised questions about whether such violent incidents inspire ne.....»»

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Microbes in your food can help or hinder your body"s defenses against cancer

The microbes living in your food can affect your risk of cancer. While some help your body fight cancer, others help tumors evolve and grow......»»

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What is CRISPR? What to know about the transformative gene-editing tool

Over the past 10 years, CRISPR has been transformative for research, enabling gene editing that is fast, simple and precise, experts say......»»

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New research computes first step toward predicting lifespan of electric space propulsion systems

Electric space propulsion systems use energized atoms to generate thrust. The high-speed beams of ions bump against the graphite surfaces of the thruster, eroding them a little more with each hit, and are the systems' primary lifetime-limiting factor.....»»

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Researchers complete first real-world study of Martian helicopter dust dynamics

Mars is a dusty planet. From tiny dust devils to vast storms that shroud the planet, dust is a constant challenge for research missions. That was especially true for Ingenuity, the rotorcraft that since February 2021 has been exploring Mars alongside.....»»

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Creating "ghostly mirrors" for high-power lasers

Laser-driven 'mirrors' capable of reflecting or manipulating light have been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde......»»

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50 years after Roe v. Wade, nearly one third of states lack abortion access

The legal limitations restricting abortion in the United States continue to erode access to reproductive health care at an alarming pace while other states work to protect and expand access, according to updated data released by the Center for Public.....»»

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Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across US

As the video goes public of Black police officers in Memphis beating Tyre Nichols to death, it is a stark reminder of George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020. That set up the largest protests in U.S. history and a national recko.....»»

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Apple & Google will have to tighten health app requirements, say researchers

New laws mean any App Stores that include health or medical apps must be more rigorous gatekeepers — and perhaps should not distribute its own apps.Apple has already rejected health apps, at times facing lawsuits because of it, but researchers publ.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News8 hr. 55 min. ago